Andrew Siddall and co-driver Jamie Edwards were delighted to triumph over the class C5 pack at the Rally Isle of Man during the weekend of the 22nd September in their stunning MK1 Escort RS1600.
Rally Isle of Man is one of the longest standing events in the International Rally Calendar and victory brings much prestige and respect. Following Britain’s World Championship qualifier – Rally GB, Rally Isle of Man is widely considered to be biggest event in British isles rallying…it certainly has a roll of honour worthy of such an accolade. Consistently attracting a top quality entry, Rally Isle of Man is THE rally on the domestic scene that everyone wants to win.
That’s easier said than done however as the “Manx” is notoriously tough on both driver and car. Indeed, the super-fast lanes that criss-cross the Island are regarded as one of the best training grounds for the World Championship and the Island has played host to no fewer than 7 future World Champions!
And the action doesn’t stop there. Rally Isle of Man also hosts the biggest and best round of the British Historic Rally Championship. With spectacular sideways driving and an array of both nostalgic and exotic cars on offer, the Historic Rally is massively popular and equally impressive